Warner, Young introduce resolution to honor 75th anniversary of Iwo Jima
The 75th anniversary of the beginning of the pivotal U.S. military campaign for Iwo Jima is Feb. 19. A bipartisan Senate effort would mark the historic battle.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., introduced a joint resolution to honor the anniversary. A companion resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., and Greg Pence, R-Ind.
“As we mark 75 years since the battle of Iwo Jima, I’m reminded of the many servicemen who sacrificed so much for our nation. Many of these individuals, including my father – a Marine Corporal at Iwo Jima – witnessed their fellow servicemen lose their lives in defense of our freedoms. This resolution is a tribute to the resilience of the Greatest Generation and the courage of those who fought in the 36-day battle,” Warner said.
“Iwo Jima is hallowed ground for me, my fellow Marines, and all those who lost loved ones in the battle. This resolution helps to recognize those who gave their lives in Iwo Jima seventy-five years ago,” Young said. “The resolution also calls upon Americans to honor these veterans and reaffirm the deep bonds of friendship between the United States and Japan that have developed over the seventy-five years since we were at war.”